Juice Machine
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #5
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
100
Ranked #18
Avg:
4.7 | pDev: 6.6%
Reviews:
209
Ratings:
1,195
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: Juice Machine was originally devised and brewed to support our very first trip to Extreme Beer Festival in 2014. We’ve revived and tweaked the original recipe on a 30 BBL scale and brought new life and experience into the idea of an obscenely hop saturated yet juicy and delicate Double IPA. It is essentially a marriage of the King Julius malt bill with a hopping intensity schedule similar to that of Very Green. The use of Magnum, Columbus, Amarillo, Citra, and Galaxy creates perhaps our most complex drink with unapologetic flavors of tangerine, mango, lime, papaya, and grapefruit with waves of dankness. Hop burp nirvana, indeed.
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kevanb from Illinois

4.19/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, dated 05.20.21, poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours a nice orange color, amber hues, very hazy and cloudy with a firm finger of white head, moderate retention and nice lacing. The aroma is pleasant, dank and weedy, lots of grass clippings, pine, grapefruit peel, pineapple juice, orange juice, wildflower, sweet yeast, mineral water, and pale dough. The flavors are good, grassy, a little herbal, fairly floral, piney, resinous, green and earthy with melon, pineapple, orange juice, grapefruit peel, hearty dough, mineral water, and sweet yeast. The mouthfeel is nice, coating and creamy with a lively medium body, on the heavier side, that finishes easily with a dry bite.

Verdict: A nice NEIPA from Tree House. Bright, tangy, earthy, fairly juicy, with a distinct Tree House minerality and yeast profile.

Jun 08, 2021
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KRug from Massachusetts

4.51/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Canned 4/30/21. "Whadayamean Juice Machine?!" stamped on the bottom of the can

Look what we have here, the legendary Juice Machine. Currently sitting at the 5th highest rated NEIPA and 18th highest rated overall, I'm very excited to try this one. It seemed as if every time I went up to Tree House they got this in the day after so I've been missing out until now. Let's see what this one is all about

Pours a hazy golden orange with 3+ fingers of soapy white head that slowly fades to a thin cap and leaves nice lacing

The hops here do something that many TH beers do not by adding a tartness in terms of tropical flavors, which is a nice change of pace. I'm picking up on aromas of lime, dank weed, creamy peach, orange juice, white pepper, papaya, light mango, and a round doughy malt

Ok so the delicate nuance of the nose drops a bit in translation to taste, but it is still damn good. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting orange juice, creamy peach, doughy malt, light pine, and mango. The swallow brings notes of lemon peel, orange creamsicle, white pepper, piney hops, and doughy malt

A medium full body pairs with very mild carbonation, resulting in a thick and silky beer. Finishes mostly dry with a hint of earthy spice

A really good beer right here, but I've had better from them. It's close, but this doesn't beat King Julius for me

May 04, 2021
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mschrei from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This was one of the two or three beers in the TH box I was most looking forward to, and I saved it for last out of 12. Can’t tell if it was canned 2/10, 13, 16, or 18. Hazy orange juice appearance with mild head and lacing. Strong dank and tangy citrus aromas. Taste is a dank pine, slightly bitter, with a citrusy juiciness wrapped around it all-tropical, lush, flavorful. Light to medium bodied, a clean dry finish. I like how it’s not heavy on the tongue. A juice bomb, but a subtle juice bomb, if such a thing exists. Well worth the wait, and delivered on the hype.

Mar 20, 2021
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57md from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a completely opaque dirty straw color with a half finger of head. The nose has very potent juicy notes - both tropical and citrus. The flavor brings the juice as well. But the body is too thin and delicate to be really interesting. The finish is a bit of a flop - hardly any bitterness at all.

This offering is still interesting but it is way over-hyped.

Mar 10, 2021
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.73/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a golden yellow-orange color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a nice cap that leaves good lacing

S: Mostly a mix of tropical fruit and citrus, along with some earthy and piney notes

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a mix of tropical fruit, citrus, and pine. Picks up the earthy notes and a light-moderate bitterness. Earthy notes come in as the pine takes a bit more of a hold. Finishes with lingering citrus and pine

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: This is probably one of the most well-rounded and easily drinkable NE-meets-west-coast DIPAs I’ve ever had. A bit more NE with the haze and juice but definitely puts out a WC vibe as well with the pine, earth, and dank. Highly recommend

Feb 28, 2021
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bret27 from California

4.58/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

5 day old can courtesy of yllib.
Look: pure mango deep orange juice. Fluffy creamy off white head.
Smell: tropical, stonefruit.
Taste: papayas, mango, orange sherbet, cream, grapefruit. No alcohol presence.
Feel: juicy, but not so much it is filling or thick. Slightly dry finish.
Overall: another great neipa from treehouse. Pretty soft and sweet but no unpleasant. The freshness is a huge bonus.

Feb 20, 2021
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digboy from New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours opaque dark gold color, like pineapple juice, with a 3 finger soapy biscuit head. This is a seriously good looking beer. Aroma has rich, sweet citrus and mango notes. The flavor is strong with orange, pineapple and mango notes. It is a clean, dense taste that hangs in until the end. There is a touch of earthiness as it warms up The feel is very soft, heavy and substantial with low bitterness and a lot of effervescence, tingling the tongue well after the finish.
This is fantastic tasting, dense with flavor

Dec 15, 2020
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Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty much the prototypical tree house beer.
Darker orange with white 1.5 finger head.
Smells of orange tropics fruit.
Flavor follows with some hop bite at the finish and some classic TH yeast.
Delicious beer for sure and on par for TH.
6-7 years ago this beer would have blown my mind.

Dec 03, 2020
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joberlander from Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice orange, and pineapple aroma. Super soft on the pallet and finish with a slight bitterness. Great beer overall, but they have the bar set so high so wouldn't put it in the top tier of their hoppy offerings.

Dec 01, 2020
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DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From a 16oz can dated 11/12/20. Message on can: "Whatever you do, do it well."

Pours an dense opaque brownish orange with about one finger of pale yellow head. Great retention, unreal lacing. I maybe could have dinged it a quarter point for the small head but the denseness of the color more than made up for it.

Smells...the nose on this thing! Unbelievable. Rich pineapple, orange, nectarine, peach, tangerine and grapefruit. Just a bit of herbal, earthy aroma in the background.

Taste. Don't know how they did this but while there is some citrus in the background, hop bitterness is front and center. Picking up a pleasant citrus acidity.

Mouthfeel is thick and sticky but highly drinkable-very smooth. Strong bitter aftertaste. Low carbonation.

Overall. Wow. Just Wow. This beer is about as close to perfect as you can get.

Nov 29, 2020
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Jf153 from Rhode Island

4.83/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

An outstanding beer among world class IPAs that TH is putting out. Full juice box smell and taste but I think some of their others have the mouthfeel that sets TH apart from just about every other brewery. That said, do not pass up the opportunity to sample this. Glad to see it warranted their full can label, similar to Julius, Green, etc... an indicator this will be in their regular rotation.

Nov 27, 2020
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Beer_Maineiac from Maine

4.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can dated 9/15/20. Poured into a small tasting glass.

L: Dirty Julius

S: "Juice Machine" - they aren't kidding. I can practically smell the citrus from across the room.

T: "King Julius" meets "Very Green"

F: Lingering finish, where the "Very Green" aspect (bitterness) eventually takes over from the juice.

O: I liked this very much, but it wasn't quite what I expected. TH's own description of "King Julius" meets "Very Green" is apt. I'm more Team Julius than Team Green, so was expecting more of a fruit bomb. That being said, this is a very enjoyable beer, if you don't mind a bitter finish after all the juice. If you're looking for merely Julius or King Julius on steroids, you're going to be slightly disappointed.

Oct 04, 2020
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LennyLove from Maryland

4.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 8/5/20. Poured into a gravity pint glass, despite the recommendationsl to drink from the can. Pours a dank pineapple color, with a light head. Stong notes of guava with flavors of mango and papaya. A hoppy beer but with limited bitterness. I beleive it would pair nicely with pork chops.

Sep 11, 2020
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q33jeff from New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

**
09/04/20

Can to tumbler, share with DC.

LOOK: medium hazy pear yellow. Creamy eggshell head, excellent retention.

AROMA: lacking here in power, but pleasant. Orange, grapefruit, melon.

TASTE: certainly juicy, oj, grapefruit, melon, but also hints of ginger, quinine, floral.

FEEL: smooth light to medium body.

Good.

**

Sep 04, 2020
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pcstuck from Illinois

3.87/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nose is grassy/sweet with a hint or orange. Not a punch in the face of hops or fruit. Taste is very smooth. More citrus fruit with a slight bitter hop finish.

Aug 31, 2020
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 8/5/20; consumed on 8/19/20

Pours a turbid, dark peach/carrot juice hue capped with multiple fingers of rocky, white foam; great head retention leaves mounds of chunky cap, a moderate, frothy collar, and a modest spread of thinner, soapy, webby/spotty lacing around the glass.

Aroma starts off sweet and grassy upfront, welcoming in apricot, sweet, musty mint, papaya, and grapefruit rind steadily; a consistent grassiness persists over the middle to softly undercut the building tropical overtones before wisps of uniquely dank red berries ease through the finish.

Taste features juicy, overripe peach in waves upfront and accented with hints of nectarine, grapefruit oils, and mango; the tropical amalgam maintains across the palate as lemon and lime fade with the finish and hints of bubblegum linger (in typical Tree House fashion).

Mouthfeel shows a medium body with a subtle, moderate carbonation; presents silky with a mild hop prickle developing as it becomes creamy, juicy and pithy past the mid-palate and remains consistent to the finish, where it maintains a plush quality and vague bitterness on the swallow.

A confounding and intense experience, so heavily saturated in a flowing hop nuance and begging for perfection, and yet maybe too intense for its own good; there's a certain lack of order that prevents individual elements from shining through, and can be counted as possibly the sole reason this is only an excellent (as opposed to world-class) NEIPA.

Aug 21, 2020
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ericstin from Rhode Island

4.63/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pretty Ridiculous. Creamy, juicy, smooth. Has an earthy, nutty, grassy taste I was not expecting for something called "juice machine." I was not blown away because you know I live in the northeast.... but certainly one of the best beers I've ever had.

Aug 15, 2020
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Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.43/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: A dark cantaloupe purée with a finger of beige foam fading to a wide climbing ring and tiny specks of lacing.

S: Smells of mango, oranges, and evergreens.

T: Follows the nose with a decent addition of papaya.

F: Smooth with a medium to heavy weight and juicy mouthfeel.

O: Holding a 4.71, I expected to be blown away on all levels. For example what criteria are folks using to give the look a 5 I wonder as this looks barely over average for the style. This was a good brew for sure, but in a large and ever more competent crowd.

Aug 13, 2020
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flagmantho from Washington

4.03/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz tall can into a tulip.

Appearance: super hazy medium-yellow hue. I think every Tree House beer I've had more or less looks the same; it's a solid example of what the style should look like.

Smell: I get a lot of apricot and kind of a woody earthiness. An interesting flavor; I kinda like it.

Taste: very earthy, with a stone fruit character. Kind of juicy in a nectary way, but again, very earthy. A tasty beer, although perhaps not as enticing as some other TH beers I've had.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and rather a good creaminess. I quite like it.

Overall: this beer is growing on me as I drink it; a bit of a citrus note comes out. I would still say, though, that while this is a good beer, it is among my least favorite TH beers.

Aug 01, 2020
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lucius10 from California

4.49/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sweet, tropical hoppy, and sweet orange citrus nose on this one! Taste follows with a juicy, orange/grapefruit citrus bitter finish. As it warms, the citrus bitterness gets more prominent and lingers on the back of the throat. This is medium bodied for my palate, but still soft and juicy. This is delicious and outstanding!

Jul 11, 2020
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.55/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Can dated 6/19/20. Poured into Alchemist glass.

L: 2F fluffy white head with good retention. Leaves lots of fluffy white lacing and a cap and ring. Beer is a hazy bronze.

S: Lots going on here. I get more citrus than anything else, specifically grapefruit, orange, and lime. Secondary notes of ripe tropical fruits like mango. Promise of serious earthiness on finish.

T: Definite fruit salad up front, with mandarin orange, grapefruit, and lime leading the way. Creamy oat base with some tropical fruits in the middle and then a nicely rounded earthy finish, not bitter or overly dank.

F: Medium body, lightly carbonated. Construction and balance of this sort of complexity plus the easy drinkability give this one of my rare 5s. You can taste the work that went into this.

O: I know it's only 17 days in the can, but I think that's why I found this great instead of astoundingly great. And in this pickup at TreeHouse I got Julius cans that were a mix of 10 and 3 days old and I could easily tell the difference between them, so at least for me it does seem to matter. For me, the fruity quality of hops fade quickly while the bitter and earth last longer. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about Juice Machine, but man would I like to try it from a keg to see if the juice is a bit bombier.

Jul 06, 2020
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woodchipper from Connecticut

4.36/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz can dated 6/19/20.
Hazy orange (no duh) nice medium bright white head that laces nicely, even in an empty glass.
Aroma is mild, just as I found VERY GGGREENNN. Huh. Mild orange, some dankness.
Taste is very similar to VERY GGGREENNN, but without the hop sting at the end. This beer is smoother. This does not feel like an 8.2% ABV.
Mouthfeel, as any TH NEIPA, spot on to style.
Very pleasant drinking beer. None of that mild sting finish I get with many of their NEIPAs.
If this was easier to get I would drink it often.

Jul 05, 2020
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E-DUBS from Massachusetts

4.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely lives up to the hype! Smells like a fruit salad. Dank and opaque looking. Ridiculously easy to drink and hides the ABV well. An absolute must try for any craft beer connoisseur. World Class all the way!

Jun 27, 2020
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FBarber from Illinois

4.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours matte orange color. Completely opaque and a tad bit on the murky side of things. Huge pillowy frothy white head dissipates slowly leaving a large mound of foam on top of the beer.

Aroma is absolutely incredible - the moment you pour the beer you get a massive punch in the face of fresh tropical fruit.

Taste follows the nose wth tons of tropical fruit but a nicely balance hop bite on the back end. Feel is fuller bodied, but not sludgy. Moderate carbonation.

Really this was the first tree house beer Ive had that blew me away. its something else and a definite must try.

May 01, 2020
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WanderingUlysses from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look:
A red-hued Julius. Vibrant and bright. Less haze than I expected, which I enjoyed.

Smell:
Fruit juice, zero hops on the nose.

Taste:
That same sweet fruit juice, almost borders on kool-aid without being too sweet.

Feel:
Similar to other Treehouse offerings -- a striking balance between thick and thin.

Overall:
Biased, as this is my favorite Treehouse. It just feels slightly more refreshing than Julius and its siblings. This is likely to do more with the fruit profile matching my preferences more than anything else.

Apr 28, 2020
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Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 1195 ratings